The new Start menu in Windows 11 looks very similar to the Start menu originally developed for Windows 10X. As you might have noticed by now, the Windows 11 Start menu replaces live tiles for app icons.
The Start menu displays a search bar at the top; pinned apps appear right below the search bar. At the bottom, the recommended section shows newly installed apps and recently opened files.
Although the Start menu looks much better than the one in the previous Windows version, it lacks a few features. One of them is the ability to resize it.
Many users who have upgraded to Windows 11 are now curious if it’s possible to make the Start menu full screen just like in Windows 11.
- 1 Full-screen Start menu in Windows 11?
- 2 FAQ’s
- 3 How To Make Start Menu Full Screen In Windows 11 Video Tutorial
The answer is no. For reasons best known to Microsoft, the Windows 11 Start menu does not allow you to resize it. That is, you cannot resize the Start menu in Windows 11. Unlike in Windows 10, you cannot drag the edges of the Start menu to resize it as per your desire.
In the early builds of Windows 11, it was possible to restore the Windows 10 style Start menu with a minor registry edit, but it is no longer possible. So, we can conclude that there is no way out there to resize the Start menu in Windows 11.
If you do not like Windows 11’s Start menu, we suggest you downgrade to Windows 10. As you might know, Windows 10 will continue to receive updates, and Microsoft will support it until 2024.
- The Windows 11 full-screen mode will grant full outputs control and a better preview.
- We recommend using VirtualBox in full-screen mode.
- Remember that this option it’s not yet available for widgets, but their size is easily customizable.
- You can also choose to go full screen on your default browser.
The Windows 11 Settings is how you can customize what you see on the Start menu. Get there by searching for Settings and then navigating to Personalization > Start. It’s there you can show or hide recently added apps, most used apps, and recently opened items.
How To Make Start Menu Full Screen In Windows 11 Video Tutorial
In this video, we will show you how to make the start menu full-screen on windows 11.